Believe it or not, I watched American Idol for the first time tonight even though I have liked Kelly Clarkson for the past 4 years. I only like the begining and end of talent search shows. I like to see how they pick the contestants out of everyone who tries out, as well as the competition at the end between the really good people; but the whole middle is long and boring. I also started watching dancing with the stars this season too. I think I like it better than American Idol because dancing is a bit more interesting to watch.